Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Great Circles and Equatorial Cross Section of a Sphere

<< >>
Description
This cut and fit translucent warped plastic model show two perpendicular rings and a circular cross-section of a sphere. Wheeler called this type of model collapsible.
Compare 1979.0102.215, 1979.0102.344, MA.304723.719, MA.304723.720, MA.304723.723, and MA.304723.727.
Location
Currently not on view
unspecified
Wheeler, Albert Harry
patentee
Wheeler, Albert Harry
maker
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
associated place
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
tan (overall color)
cut and folded (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 3.5 cm x 10 cm x 8.6 cm; 1 3/8 in x 3 15/16 in x 3 3/8 in
ID Number
MA.304723.720
accession number
304723
catalog number
304723.720
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
subject
Mathematics
See more items in
Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Trigonometry
Spherical Trigonometry
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Comments

Add a comment about this object